Rick Kreiser

Rick Kreiser - President

Rick has been with Carney’s since it began in 1978. He’s responsible for leading our team of professionals, formulating and executing long-term strategies, and fostering solid vendor relationships. But what he REALLY likes doing is working with clients to develop solutions that help them realize the benefits of the right technology.

Rick is also privileged to serve as Carney’s “face” in the Kern County business community, actively participating on several regional boards of directors (KEDC, Bakersfield College Foundation, Friends of Mercy Foundation), as well as with our key vendor partners. A product of local schools, Rick’s background in retail management and advertising/promotion has benefited the company in many ways over the past four decades.

He also has a little hobby called Guitar Masters concert series. Just ask him…he’ll be happy to tell you about it!

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Chris Kreiser
Vice President

Chris Kreiser - Vice President

Over his 20+ year career with Carney’s, Chris has held virtually every role in the company – allowing him to know Carney’s inside and out. His primary responsibilities are managing projects for our largest clients, directing our technical resources, and making sure that everything comes together on time – and on budget.

Chris is a 2002 graduate of Cal State University Bakersfield, with a concentration in business management. But it’s his ‘real world’ knowledge and effective communication skills that allow Chris to successfully complete complex projects with outstanding results.

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Jeff Kreiser
Director of Client Services

Jeff Kreiser - Director of Client Services

As Director of Client Services for the past ten years, Jeff is responsible for managing of our staff of technical professionals. Like his brother, Jeff rose through the ranks while gaining a thorough understanding of the Carney’s mission and helping develop more effective processes to better serve our clients.

Jeff is responsible for management of our staff of technical professionals. He is a 2011 graduate of CSU Bakersfield with a degree in business.

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Bob Parker
Chief Financial Officer

Bob Parker - Chief Financial Officer

Bob brings over 35 years of financial management experience and expertise to Carney’s. As Chief Financial Officer, Bob directs all financial aspects of the business including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning, interfacing with the financial community, financial analysis, and monitoring of financial performance.

Prior to joining Carney’s, Bob held various top positions with other firms including President of Stockdale Leasing Corporation, Controller and Business Manager for ATCO Property Management, and Tax and IT Manager for RC Kuhn and Company (CPA’s) – all in Bakersfield, California. Bob holds MBA and MACCT degrees from the University of Southern California, and a BA degree from Whittier College.

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Karen Lopez

Karen Lopez - Controller

Karen is responsible for all of the company’s internal and external reporting as well as ensuring that the documents comply with CPA’s guidelines. She also handles the majority of Carney’s HR functions.

Prior to joining Carney’s, Karen held similar positions as Financial Manager/Controller for Black’s Construction. Karen has a solid track record in business management and organizational leadership with expertise in accounting and financial analysis.

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